Top Business Schools for Corporate Finance 2022

The MBA degree and corporate finance go together like bread and butter. Corporate finance generally refers to the activities that go on in a firm’s finance department, which can include everything from analyzing financial statements to managing capital funds; these areas are all addressed significantly in most MBA programs.

Beyond core classes, MBA students who are interested in corporate finance roles would probably want to take as many quantitative-oriented electives as they can, in topics like accounting and financial analysis, for example. 

Indeed, many who aim to go into corporate finance jobs find that an MBA that’s heavy in quantitative and analytical curriculum can be a safe bet. Some students aiming for corporate finance jobs opt to do an MBA specialization in Finance, which can give them the quant skills they’re looking for to succeed. Even so, most MBA programs will include a fair amount of finance classes in their core curriculum. 

Post-MBA careers in corporate finance range from financial analyst to chief financial officer (CFO).

See below for a list of the Top 10 MBA programs for Corporate Finance. You can also see FIND MBA's Top 10 MBA Programs for Finance or Financial Services. 

Chicago, Illinois 40 Followers 146 Discussions
Chicago - Booth

Booth’s highly-analytical curriculum helps grads land jobs in a variety of corporate finance roles. Typically, at least one-third of Booth’s MBA grads go into functional roles in finance. The student-led “Corporate Finance Group” is a great networking resource for Booth MBAs who are interested in the field. Students can choose to pursue Booth’s MBA concentrations in either Finance or Analytic Finance.

View School Profile
New York City, New York 49 Followers 73 Discussions
Fordham

Fordham’s MBA students interested in corporate finance can pursue a specialization in Corporate Financial Management, or one of several other finance-related specializations. In recent years, almost half of the school’s MBA class has gone into functional roles in finance (depending on the year). 

View School Profile
Rochester, New York 27 Followers 42 Discussions
Rochester - Simon

Through the school's MBA concentration in Finance, students have landed jobs in Fortune 500 financial firms like Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. In the past, the Financial Times has listed Simon as a top-ten school for finance in its Global MBA rankings. Thirty-three percent of Simon’s MBA class of 2021 went into functional roles in finance. The school says that corporate finance is the most popular career path for graduates.

View School Profile
Madison, Wisconsin 21 Followers 46 Discussions

The school’s Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking puts on a range of events and helps students land corporate finance jobs. The school offers a specialized MBA in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, which gives students some practical experience through some corporate finance consulting projects.

View School Profile
Dallas, Texas 14 Followers 44 Discussions
SMU - Cox

Cox is one of the few business schools where students can do a specialization in Corporate Finance specifically. Typically, at least 40 percent of each MBA class tends to go into functional roles in finance. 

View School Profile
Ithaca, New York 88 Followers 135 Discussions
Cornell - Johnson

Through the school’s Managerial Finance Immersion program, MBAs can understand how corporate finance works in theory, and then through site visits and practicums they can see how it works in practice. Generally, between 30 and 40 percent of each of the school’s MBA classes go into functional roles in finance. Cornell offers MBA concentrations in Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Investing and Financial Analysis.

View School Profile
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 111 Followers 78 Discussions
Frankfurt School

The Frankfurt School’s unique MBA concentration in Corporate Finance covers mergers & acquisitions, investment banking, and other topics important to students interested in careers in this area. Projects and case studies provide some practical application of the theoretical concepts. Typically, some 40 percent or more of MBA graduates go into functional roles in finance.

View School Profile
Boston, Massachusetts 26 Followers 31 Discussions
Northeastern - D'Amore-McKim

As part of Northeastern’s MBA concentration in Finance, students can delve into corporate finance topics through classes like business turnarounds, finance strategy, and more. They can also opt to focus on a corporate finance role as part of the MBA program’s corporate residency, which means taking away real work experience. Around 30 to 40 percent of Northeastern’s MBA classes tend to go into functional roles in finance or accounting. 

View School Profile
Shanghai, China 38 Followers 78 Discussions
CEIBS - Shanghai

The school publishes a range of research on finance-related topics, through several different research centers. Generally, between one-quarter and one-third of each of the school’s MBA classes go into finance roles. Students can opt to do an MBA concentration in Finance.

View School Profile
Toronto, Canada 81 Followers 112 Discussions
York - Schulich

In recent years, upwards of twenty-six percent of Schulich’s MBA class has gone into functional roles in finance, one of the highest rates of all Canadian schools surveyed. Students in the school’s MBA program can pursue a specialization in finance, which covers topics like capital budgeting, capital structure, and capital management, among others.

View School Profile

Related MBA News

Jun 29, 2021

The Financial Times Updates Master in Finance Rankings for 2021

Jun 29, 2021

More MBA News

Related Articles

Post-MBA Careers in Finance: Fintech Options Grow

Mar 06, 2019

As machine learning and blockchain technology change the face of finance, business schools must keep pace with their MBA degrees

MBA Careers in Finance: Where Are the Opportunities?

Mar 28, 2018

The doors are open to MBAs in finance, including fintech, wealth management and venture capital

MBA Programs in Finance: Back with Some Twists

Jun 11, 2013

Interest in finance-oriented business programs remains strong, even post-crisis

Islamic Finance Finding a Place in Western Business Schools

Nov 10, 2011

New specialized MBA and MSc programs appeal to professionals looking to work in this surging niche sector.

More Articles

More Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists

Related Discussions

Best MiF degrees for International student placement
Feb 19, 2021  347  Duncan
MBA for Finance/ MiF with experience
Mar 07, 2019  1,017  Duncan
Quantitative Finance vs Corporate Finance
Sep 27, 2017  672  Neelam Cha...
Canada: Finance rankings highlight low wages
May 10, 2017  664  Razors Edg...
Best European MBA for Finance
Jan 14, 2016  872  PawelPacMa...
Insead vs. HKU (incl. LBS/Columbia BS track)
Oct 27, 2015  734  laurie
MBA for Asset Management or Corporate Finance in UK/Europe
Oct 02, 2015  356  Duncan
Post Experience Masters in Finance or MBA for Me?
Jul 23, 2015  1,422  Duncan
Frankfurt Master of Finance vs. St. Gallen MBF
Apr 02, 2015  1,176  Witherspoo...
financial engineering
Nov 17, 2014  187  guyforfina...
IE EMBA for consulting or finance
Sep 19, 2014  322  mba hipste...
LBS Masters in Finance or other MBA in Europe like Mannheim
Aug 23, 2014  355  dongchong6...
Rsm and some other doubts
Jul 22, 2014  626  ezra
BYU / SMU / Georgetown
Apr 15, 2014  352  Razors Edg...
Master Finance Europe
Apr 13, 2014  339  Duncan
MSc Corporate Finance Cass vs MSc Finance and Management Cra...
Mar 17, 2014  989  Razors Edg...
560 GMAT;8years Work-ex
Jan 20, 2014  1,193  Duncan
MBA to enter in the Venture Capital industry
Sep 21, 2013  1,111  Duncan
Georgetown vs. WUSTL Olin vs. Vanderbilt
Jul 29, 2013  1,094  mba hipste...
EDHEC (MiM FE) or Cranfield (MSc Fin & Mgmt)
Mar 12, 2013  883  Duncan
Master in Finance (English) in China
Aug 28, 2012  1,270  ezra
MBA or Master in Finance?
Aug 02, 2012  1,238  Duncan
MSc Finance - Durham Vs Cranfield Vs Lancaster Vs Strath
Dec 19, 2011  1,984  donho199
Lancaster vs. Strathclyde vs.Warwick
Aug 12, 2011  3,914  bibby
Please help choose; MSc Finance Lancaster and MSc Finance &...
Apr 04, 2011  296  Finlay

Go to FIND MBA Discussion Board

Advanced MBA Program Search
KEYWORDS (optional)
COUNTRY / REGION
SPECIALIZATION
LANGUAGE
PROGRAM TYPE
INTAKE
SHOW ONLY
AVERAGE GMAT
AVERAGE WORK EXPERIENCE
TUITION
DURATION